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Tasmania's top fishing spots


Every year the Inland Fisheries Service (Tasmania) surveys recreational fishing licence holders to gain an insight into the number of anglers fishing particular waters, the catch rate and total harvest for each species, and angler effort*.

Hydro Tasmania waterways made up 10 of the top 15 most popular fisheries in 2017-2018, as listed below. The total catch rate is for all species combined: brown trout, rainbow trout, brook trout and Atlantic salmon.
 

Click on the name of our waterway to take you through to the interactive map, where you will find a list of facilities and amenities as well as regulations and safety requirements. Have a good day’s fishing on us!

Ranking  Lake  Catch rate*
(fish per angler per day)
Angler numbers 
 1 yingina / Great Lake  1.34  7 112
 2 Woods Lake 2.77 5 485
 3 Arthurs Lake  0.84 5 039
 4 Penstock Lagoon  2.35 3 149
 5 Bronte Lagoon  1.39  2 860
 6 Little Pine Lagoon  1.52 2 414
 7 Four Springs Lake  1.29 2 283
8 Bradys Lake  0.96  1 653
9 Craigbourne Dam  0.89  1 496
 10 Tooms Lake   1.63  1 469
11 Lake Echo 2.73  1 364
 12 Lake Leake  1.11  1 259
 13 Lake Burbury  2.32 1 181
 14 Brushy Lagoon  1.00 1 128
 15 Meadowbank Lake   1.51  1 076


The above ranking is based on results from the 2017/2018 Angler Postal Survey. 

* Further information about the Angler Poster Survey (APS) is available in the IFS Annual Reports which can be found on the IFS website.

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